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Have you overclocked anything before?

Me personally...no. I am on a wimpy old HP Laptop...5 years old...first computer I have had to my own...working on a build right now though.

asked Aug 20 '10 at 18:57

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edited Aug 20 '10 at 18:57

Don't knock the old technology mate. ^_^

(Sep 25 '10 at 14:09) Database Database's gravatar image

In my younger days, I watched you all the time for Windows help. I still have your cursor pack. ROCK ON!

(Sep 25 '10 at 22:27) HHBones HHBones's gravatar image

Really?! Awesome! 8)

(Oct 02 '10 at 00:14) VvCompHelpvV VvCompHelpvV's gravatar image

No..and i dont think i will...at least not soon. The computer im building is exspensive..so i want it to last as long as possible. MAybe in a couple years..i may overclock my graphics card.

answered Aug 20 '10 at 19:10

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I love to overclock.
I have overclocked my CPU, RAM and video card. Overclocking is a great way of getting a large performance increase for little or no money.

answered Sep 25 '10 at 07:43

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Blind Fury


Do you know a good website that can teach me how to overclock? Because I'm guessing that we all have to start somewhere. I never don't it before you see.

(Sep 25 '10 at 14:10) Database Database's gravatar image

Ummm I've never used any specific websites myself.
I've always just used Youtube and Google to find stuff out.
But I'm happy to help you overclock your system if you would like.
I just need to know some info about your computer, like CPU and motherboard.
It's also a good idea to download a (free) program like "coretemp" to monitor your temperatures.
Also, do you have custom CPU cooler or do you have the stock Intel one?

(Sep 25 '10 at 23:47) Blind Fury Blind%20Fury's gravatar image

I overclocked my CPU from 2.67 ghz to 4.2 ghz. I have a pretty good cooler. :P

answered Sep 25 '10 at 08:19

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I over-clocked my 3dfx Voodoo 2 back in the day,

It was set at 90mhz - which was under spec set by the manufacturer, so i pushed it up to 100mhz - not that it probably did a lot, but as a teenager partially enjoyed the rouge hacker element to the whole process lol

I did try pushing it further, but encountered concerning glitches etc and really didn't feel comfortable abusing my video card when limited in the money department.

answered Sep 25 '10 at 08:25

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Phenom x4 3.4 to 4 with stock heat sink... Worked fine but got to about 69 - 75 *C HOT HOT HOT ;P

answered Sep 25 '10 at 14:53

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Phenom x4 3.4 to 4 with stock heat sink... Worked fine but got to about 69 - 75 *C HOT HOT HOT ;P

answered Sep 25 '10 at 14:53

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I cant comfortably use a computer unless it is overclocked as far as it can go while still being stable.

The CPU, memory, FSB, GPU and video memory, must be overclocked.

If your system can handle it, I encourage everyone to do so ASAP, overclocking is free performance so it is impossible to not want it.

answered Sep 25 '10 at 19:13

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edited Sep 25 '10 at 21:57

Yes, I've overclocked a Casio Cassiopedia E-125 before. Early Pocket PC PDA.

answered Sep 25 '10 at 19:26

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I currently have a hp ipaq rx3115 and a dell axim x51v (both overclocked by 100 Mhz)

(Sep 25 '10 at 21:58) Razor512 Razor512's gravatar image

Athlon x2 from 2.7Ghz to 3.4. Temps circa 30 degrees (metrics are the future). Whenever I try and push it farther, it's unstable :(. But I'm working on it.

answered Sep 25 '10 at 22:20

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What CPU model and voltages are you using, keep in mind that for non black edition CPU's you must increase both the core voltage and also the CPU-northbridge and northbridge voltages and adjust the memory divider to avoid overclocking the memory too much. Since you overclock using the bus speed, it is easier to make the system unstable, but overclocking using the bus speed offers the most performance increases.

(Sep 25 '10 at 22:44) Razor512 Razor512's gravatar image

I've done basic OC's. My latest is on my E5300 2.6ghz, got it safely to 3.04ghz with just the stock Intel cooler at the moment. I'm not going to push it further until I have a replacement in case I fry it.

But it is sailing pretty smoothly

answered Sep 26 '10 at 07:50

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